May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. It’s a time when we remind ourselves about the risks to our health from this silent killer. CalorieKing is not just about dieting, but educating consumers about nutrition and the long-term effects it – and exercise – can have on your health.
Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S.? Have you heard that strokes are the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in America? A key contributor to both is high blood pressure – also known medically as hypertension. It’s estimated that about 74.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from hypertension and many don’t even know it. In addition to stroke and heart disease, this one condition is a major risk factor for other health problems such as congestive heart failure, kidney disease, blindness and even sexual impotence. As blood pressure goes up, life expectancy comes down. Read More »